Spirit of North Tyneside Awards

Nominate your unsung local heroes for the Spirit of North Tyneside awards! Nominations are open for the Elected Mayor’s Spirit of North Tyneside Awards 2021. Organised by North Tyneside Council…

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Tyne Pass Barrierless Scheme at Tyne Tunnels

Quicker, greener journey’s using the Tyne Tunnel are soon to become a reality as the new Tyne Pass barrierless scheme comes into effect in November 2021. The modern scheme will…

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North Tyneside volunteering update

A number of North Tyneside organisations are currently recruiting for volunteers and trustees. Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to a local cause and it is a…

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North Tyneside community encouraged to continue twice-weekly lateral flow testing

It is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated. As COVID-19 is going to be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future,…

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Cedarwood Trust launches The Nourish Store

Cedarwood Trust lies at the heart of the Meadowell community, and food is one of the principal themes of what they do. As part of the unveiling of their newly…

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VODA launches North Tyneside VCSE Awards 2021

VODA is delighted to announce the VODA VCSE Awards 2021. These awards are to celebrate the outstanding work of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector in North Tyneside…

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New lease of life for old garage at Linskill

The Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust has been awarded a £140k grant from NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group to convert an existing garage into a Men’s Community…

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FREE energy efficient home improvements

Would you like to reduce your energy bills? And help the environment at the same time? You, or someone you know, may qualify to have energy saving improvements installed for…

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Age UK North Tyneside pilots bereavement notification service

Age UK North Tyneside has joined forces with bereavement service Settld in a landmark agreement which will help to ease end-of-life admin stress for thousands of older people across the…

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Reflections on the final GP-led vaccine clinics

The beginning of July saw the end of the North Tyneside GP-led Covid vaccination sites. The three sites at The Parks, The Langdale Centre and the Oxford Centre were established…

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North East and Cumbria Integrated Care Systems Update

The recently published ‘Integrated Care Systems: Design Framework’ sets out the role of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) partners in helping to tackle health inequalities and improve outcomes in…

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Working With the VCS: Partnership Working event 12 July 2021

34 representatives from North Tyneside gathered online this week to enjoy a whistle-stop tour of some of the great partnership work going on across the borough. Attendees came from the…

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Making Every Contact Count: Conversations about Covid-19 Vaccination

North Tyneside Council is hosting 30-minute webinars via Microsoft Teams For Frontline staff / volunteers ‘Making Every Contact Count: Conversations about Covid-19 Vaccination’. By the end of the session, participants…

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First for North East as Age UK to open Dementia Meeting Centre at Howdon Community Hub

First published on 10 June 2021 on the Family Gateway website. Life-changing centres where people living with Dementia and their families can receive vital support are set to appear in the North…

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Healthy Habits Programme from Age UK North Tyneside

Age UK North Tyneside’s Healthy Habits is a project designed around you and your wellbeing goals. Taking a peer-to-peer approach, this programme allows you to address health related topics and…

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North Shields High Street Heritage Action Zone newsletter – Issue 2

An Ambition for North Shields has produced the second issue of their North Shields High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) newsletter, which well worth a read to keep up to…

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Winning raffle numbers for Jam Jar cinema tickets

Thank you so much to the generous Jam Jar Cinema in Whitley Bay, who have provided a large number of free cinema tickets for our amazing volunteers. To make it…

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New businesses signing up to Sector Connector

As everyone is starting to open up after lockdown, Sector Connector has been busy making approaches to additional businesses that might be willing to provide support for voluntary and community…

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The Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service 2021 announced in North Tyneside

Two organisations in North Tyneside have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. They are among 241…

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Volunteers’ Week: A message of thanks from Paul Hanson, North Tyneside Council

As part of our Volunteers’ Week celebrations, Paul Hanson – Chief Executive of North Tyneside Council – shared his message of thanks to the volunteers who have supported the North…

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Surge testing and vaccination drive to launch in North Tyneside

First published by North Tyneside Council on 20 May 2021                   Surge testing and additional vaccinations are launching in North Tyneside, following…

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Whitley Bay Islamic Cultural Centre launches test site with council’s support

First published by North Tyneside Council on 11 May 2021 A new COVID-19 test site has been set up at the Whitley Bay Islamic Cultural Centre to encourage regular testing for…

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The Teams Project from the Prince’s Trust

Have you got a small project you need help with? Do you have an outdoor space that needs a makeover? Is there a community room in your building that could…

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The Northern Guide to Happiness featuring VODA

Episode 2 of the Northern Guide to Happiness podcast features our Robin Fry, CEO of VODA, talking about his love of film and music making as well as VODA’s response…

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New vaccination support buddy scheme for North Tyneside

VODA has teamed up with local GP Surgeries and North Tyneside Council to offer support to people struggling to take up their vaccine in North Tyneside. There are a number…

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MOTW and the Digital Champions Outreach Programme

First published by Moving on Tyne & Wear 14 April 2021 Albert recently joined Moving On Tyne & Wear after taking early retirement from his job in the ship building…

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Islamic Cultural Centre in Whitley Bay hosts Vaccination Hub

On the 4th of March, The Islamic Cultural Centre in Whitely Bay hosted a one time COVID-19 vaccination hub to encourage vaccine uptake amongst the Muslim community in North Tyneside.…

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Could you be an Age UK befriender?

Befriending volunteers offer supportive, reliable relationships to people who would otherwise be socially isolated. Age UK is looking to recruit befrienders who will support an older person by visiting them…

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National Usher Syndrome Awareness Day

March 2 sees the launch of National Usher Syndrome Awareness Day with the NHS showcasing a series of short films, videos and support statements throughout the day on their social…

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Little1Stop – supporting young parents in North Shields

Starting a new charity is never easy, but for Dawn Jobey (pictured left) her dream of creating Little1Stop to support young parents who are struggling to provide the essentials for…

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